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A map of AndorraA map of Andorra Andorra lies high in the Pyrenees, the rugged mountains that divide France from Spain. Most people here make a living from the tourist industry: around 10 million people visit Andorra every year to go skiing, snowboarding or hiking. Its location high in the mountains means that the country has a cool, dry Alpine climate. Although there is often snow on the ground, most days are cool and sunny. The official language of Andorra is Catalan, but many people also speak Spanish, Portuguese or French. Nearly everyone is Roman Catholic. Although it has its own government, Andorra’s official rulers are the President of France and the Bishop of Urgell (Spain).


Panorama of a valley in AndorraPanorama of a valley in Andorra

Consultant: Nicholas Harris

Facts about Andorra

  • Population 85,458
  • Area 468 sq km
  • Highest point Pic de Coma Pedrosa 2946 m (9665 ft)
  • Capital Andorra la Vella, population 23,000
  • Languages Catalan, French, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Religion Christian (Roman Catholic)
  • Ethnicity Spanish 43%, Andorran 33%, Portuguese 11%, French 7%, others 6%
  • Currency Euro (EUR)
  • Chief exports tobacco products, furniture
Church of Sant Miquel d'EngolastersChurch of Sant Miquel d'EngolastersFlag of AndorraFlag of Andorra

Andorra, Monaco, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg and San Marino all participate in the Games of the Small States of Europe, a smaller version of the Olympic Games formed in 1984 for countries with populations under 1 million

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